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Old 08-27-2018, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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Samba carnival costumes have of course been a point of reference for a lot of carnivals in the region and outside the region that try to emulate the Latino/Caribbean spirit of carnival. However, that's more or less where the influence ends. Not a completely bad thing as the costumes are spectacular, however, it's important that the local traditions aren't lost. Barranquilla carnival I think has done this pretty successfully, the costumes are still pretty traditional following the 12+ carnival tribes (Garabatos, Congos, Marimondas, Cumbiamberos, Mapaleros, Farotas, Negritos, Puloy, Mohicanos, Los Pajaros, Las Animas, Cabezones and Paloteos), which have given Barranquilla's carnival UNESCO world heritage status and listing the other costumes as "Costumes of Fantasy". These tend to be Brazilian or other in influence. Also the Pasto carnival of Blacks & Whites (also UNESCO world heritage) has completely resisted any Brazilian influence as this is a more Andean/Spanish Creole carnival.

Even within Brazil there's a challenge, how boring would it be to have the Samba style costumes dominate Salvador's or Parintins carnival? So to say that all carnival dress is Samba-inspired is false although as perhaps one of the visually more spectacular costumes of all carnivals it has no doubt had an impact and the challenge is there to not lose the local costume culture.
Exactly what you have said here. There are places in the world that emulate the Brazilian, particularly Rio style samba costumes. However, local traditions seem to dominate in the majority of places that celebrate Carnival outside of the Caribbean and the Americas.

Places like Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Venice (Italy), Belgium, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Phillipines, Vietnam, Thailand, Guam Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Ethiopia etc. All these places have Carnivals that are largely traditional.

Thank you for share much of the diversity of Brazil, as everywhere isn’t Rio. Sometimes it’s seems people forget how many places have Carnivals and how diverse they are in traditions.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:23 PM
 
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Samba carnival costumes have of course been a point of reference for a lot of carnivals in the region and outside the region that try to emulate the Latino/Caribbean spirit of carnival. However, that's more or less where the influence ends. Not a completely bad thing as the costumes are spectacular, however, it's important that the local traditions aren't lost. Barranquilla carnival I think has done this pretty successfully, the costumes are still pretty traditional following the 12+ carnival tribes (Garabatos, Congos, Marimondas, Cumbiamberos, Mapaleros, Farotas, Negritos, Puloy, Mohicanos, Los Pajaros, Las Animas, Cabezones and Paloteos), which have given Barranquilla's carnival UNESCO world heritage status and listing the other costumes as "Costumes of Fantasy". These tend to be Brazilian or other in influence. Also the Pasto carnival of Blacks & Whites (also UNESCO world heritage) has completely resisted any Brazilian influence as this is a more Andean/Spanish Creole carnival.

Even within Brazil there's a challenge, how boring would it be to have the Samba style costumes dominate Salvador's or Parintins carnival? So to say that all carnival dress is Samba-inspired is false although as perhaps one of the visually more spectacular costumes of all carnivals it has no doubt had an impact and the challenge is there to not lose the local costume culture.
That's another side to what I stated.
To deny Brazil's influence with the recent style of costumes in the Caribbean is redundant ,especially if costumes are a major part of the carnival culture in the Caribbean.
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